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    Default A Loar Story with Darren Nicholson: June 13, 1923 Gibson F-5 Mand

    i just found this, it may have already posted here. this is a really neat story and a great tune played at the end.

    enjoy if you haven't seen this, and if you have, i think you'll really like watching again.


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    Wonderful sounding mandolin!

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    Default Re: A Loar Story with Darren Nicholson: June 13, 1923 Gibson F-5

    Gorgeous sound!

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    Default Re: A Loar Story with Darren Nicholson: June 13, 1923 Gibson F-5

    This is also in the “Vintage” sub forum as well.
    It’s one amazing story really!
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    Default Re: A Loar Story with Darren Nicholson: June 13, 1923 Gibson F-5

    Thanks for posting this video. No, I had not seen this before so I was fascinated. Not trying to hijack this thread (and perhaps this has been discussed at length already) but I began to wonder just how much was Lloyd Loar "hands on" in the building of these instruments? Other names have been mentioned as having done some (or maybe most) of the work. Obviously he was deeply involved with the design but did he actually do any of the carving, assembly, finishing, etc?
    If this has been discussed previously then I'd appreciate a re-direct.
    Thanks again.

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    Default Re: A Loar Story with Darren Nicholson: June 13, 1923 Gibson F-5

    Others may speak with more authority, but it is my understanding is that LL was not a luthier (even though Nicholson erroneously refers to him as such in his video), and had no "hands-on" part in the construction of the F5s made from 1922-1924 that bear his signature. From Loar scholar Roger Siminoff's biography of Loar: "Many believe that Lloyd Loar was a luthier who built instruments at Gibson and then signed them. While it is true that he signed the labels, Loar was not a luthier, and he did not work at Gibson as an instrument builder."
    too many strings

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    Great video!
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    Cool story. I'm glad he has it.

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    Default Re: A Loar Story with Darren Nicholson: June 13, 1923 Gibson F-5

    Thanks for sharing. Great story.

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